The Dove & Creation
Genesis 1:1-2 & Matthew 3:16
Genesis, it says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now
the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, and God's
Spirit hovered over the water."
God's Spirit is represented as a dove, which
also hovers at the baptism of Jesus Matthew tells us, "As soon as Jesus
was baptized, He came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and He
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on Him."
I thought a reference in my
research Bible was very interesting: "The Spirit which hovered over the waters
at the first creation now appears at the beginning of the new creation [in
I had never connected the two
events before reading the reference. It's food for thought.
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